To avoid my brown thumb getting any darker, but acknowledging my love of incorporating greenery into my decor, I built a wall mounted faux succulent planter for the inside! NO…. just kidding! I didn´t actually built it… it only needed some paint and fiddling here and there. Super easy. You know me.
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Last week I talked about getting ready for fall… or not getting ready for fall. Anyways. It´s about my challenge to breathe and take it slow, not hurry into the next season without having enjoyed every little bit of the last one. You can read more about that here. So, with that being out there and in mind, I started this little wall mounted faux succulent planter.
The me from last year would´ve put orange and brown fall leaves and twigs into the planter and used it as a fall centerpiece perhaps. Which would look lovely I´m absolutely sure and I might even still do that to in a month or two! But this year´s me, right now, in the middle of August, opted for green faux succulents and faux ferns instead. And I went out of my absolute comfort zone by adding a mustard touch to the paint! It is Annie Sloan’s “Arles” and I really have a thing for the colour right now. And it does remind me a bit of the traditional fall, but not totally.
I can see it taking over a lot of spots in my living room and I think it looks lovely with blues and whites and greens.
Wall Mounted Faux Succulent Planter
But now onto this wall mounted planter! I found the wooden thingy, or wooden board with holes in it, at, you guessed it, Goodwill. $2! And it fit perfectly in my suitcase, lol!
You know what it was or supposed to be used for? I don´t and who cares, right? So many possibilities…
I gave it lots of brushes of white chalky paint, and when those were dry, I added the to me mustard looking tone “Arles” from Annie Sloan! Then, after that dried, which it did in minutes, because I used the dry brush technique, I added some more of the “old white” chalky paint.
So when the planter itself was ready, I prepared the filling aka faux greenery. Below you see what I used and how:
I wanted it to be as light as possible, and the wooden planter is not heavy at all. So putting jars inside wasn´t an option. Maybe for a future centerpiece yes, but not to go on the wall. So that´s why I used the plastic cups.
I simply hot guled the little cups into the planter. And then hung it on the wall…
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So what do you think of this planter? Any other ideas for it? I´d love to hear. And how about that awsome colour! You like it?
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